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Eco Craft Talks: Lourdes Still

March 17, 2022 - March 17, 2022

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The MCC is excited to be hosting a series of online artist talks via Youtube live! These talks are part of the MCC's 2022 Year of Eco Craft, relating to climate change and environmental sustainability through the lens of contemporary craft practice.

Lourdes Still: How to Cultivate a Dye Garden in Zone 3
March 17th, 2022 | 7PM

Whether you are a seasoned gardener or a complete newbie, this workshop will help you start on the right track in cultivating a dye garden in zone 3. Participants will learn:

· when to start sowing their seeds
· cost effective seed starting setup indoors
· the basic and important steps in seed starting
· soil blocking and how to make them
· how to care for seedlings and hardening them off
· how to maximize the use of your garden space
· tips on how to turn your lawns into garden beds

Make this year the year that you Grew your Joy!

Lourdes Still is the founder of Masagana Flower Farm & Studio, a small-scale flower farm and dye studio near La Broquerie, Manitoba. At this immigrant Filipina-lead small business, Lourdes places her priority on sustainable growing practices. She grows seasonal blooms, dye plants and makes hand made, small batch naturally dyed textile goods. She grows crops without synthetic fertilizers in garden beds where lawns previously existed. In summer, she offers experiential tours called “Tinta. A Dye Your Own Wearable Art Experience”. A three-hour engagement at the farm where guests participate in a multi-faceted experience on flower farming, dye plants cultivation, flower u-pick and natural dyeing. She advocates for an eco-conscious lifestyle and inspires others to re-imagine their greenspaces. She believes that growing joy (through flowers) and creating magic (through dye plants) is right at our fingertips and our gardens present opportunities to respond positively to the climate emergency.
This talk is presented in association with the Charleswood Garden Club, Killarney Turtle Mountain Arts Council, and Arts Mosaic.

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Date(s)

March 17, 2022 - March 17, 2022

Hours

Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Cost - free

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Manitoba Craft Council

February 9, 2022